This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Doc Savage is back, and Peter Parker returns! Rodrigo buys a zoo. And if Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman, who is Jason Mamoa playing in the Batman vs. Superman movie?
I read a lot of “whodunit” stories, and watch a lot of mystery shows on the tube. I have to know who is responsible for what happened, and why. My TiVo is chock full of detective shows. The puzzle I’m trying to solve these days is, when will ever I get the time to watch them?
There are no bad characters. Only bad writers. Or at least, writers who don’t know what to do with the characters.
Marvel Comics recently released their solicitations for November of this year. There are a couple of things that have the Internet abuzz.
For an event named “Infinity,” it sure doesn’t last long. The first chapter has already come out, and November will see its end. But there will be very little, if any, lag time between Infinity and the next big Marvel event, which will be called Cataclysm.
The basic plot of that new event is that the characters in the Ultimate Universe (what I refer to as the U-verse) take on Galactus from the “regular” Marvel Universe (Marvel U).
WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
Spinning out of the top-selling Marvel NOW! sensation “Superior Spider-Man”, Eisner Award Winning writers Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come), James Robinson (Starman) and international superstar artist Gabriele Dell’otto (Secret War) take the world’s greatest super hero on a globetrotting adventure like never before in Spider-Man: Family Business – hitting stores worldwide in April 2014! Someone has Spider-Man in their crosshairs and there’s only one person in the Marvel Universe who can save him…Peter Parker’s secret sister! As the web-slinger faces his darkest hour, will she end up becoming his greatest ally…or the one who damns him? This all-new, fully painted, original graphic novel marks the second offering in Marvel’s all new original graphic novel line, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes brought to life by the best creators and debuts in a high-end, oversized format featuring sophisticated packaging and design.
It’s come down to this – one will fall, one will rise, and Matthew and Stephen spoil the heck out of Amazing Spider-Man #700.
But do they both like it?
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One of the best Spider-Man tales of both the Marvel and Ultimate Universes concludes with this issue. As Miles and Peter part ways, what impacts have this meeting left on each character? Many impacts, it seems, as Major Spoilers takes a look at Spider-Men #5.
Or – “A Story 12 Years In The Making…”
In the modern comics world, there is NO story that cannot be told. Resurrect Bucky? Done. Captain Mar-Vell returns? Done, done and done. Batman’s parents as freaky-deaky super-villains? Morrisoned. And when Joe Quesada said they’d never mix the regular and ultimate Marvel Universe, there had to be a part of his mind that knew he’d have to eat those words. Whether you love it, or hate it, we’ve got the Major Spoilers POV on the meeting of the (spider) minds…
This June, it’s time for Peter Parker, better known as the Amazing Spider-Man, to cross worlds and meet Miles Morales…the all-new Spider-Man? Marvel is proud to announce Spider-Men, an all-new five issue landmark story from award-winning author Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers VS. X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), red-hot artist Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and acclaimed cover artist Jim Cheung (Avengers VS. X-Men), which brings Peter Parker and Miles Morales together for the first time. That’s right, the Spider-Man from two different realities—the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Comics Universe—bring their worlds together for a battle no one web-head could win!
As The Amazing Spider-Man’s release date draws nearer, the merchandising component is starting to kick into high gear. The latest batch of movie tie-ins features a number of busts and statues from Diamond Select Toys.
Peter Parker has had a wonderful year and things are really starting to go his way, which means it is time for the villains to step up…and save the planet?
This June, Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli are planning something that will “make history for the Marvel Universe.”